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The Robe of Skulls: The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms (Tales from the… (edition 2009)

by Vivian French, Ross Collins (Illustrator)

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Title:The Robe of Skulls: The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms (Tales from the Five Kingdoms)
Authors:Vivian French
Other authors:Ross Collins (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 208 pages
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Narrated by Renee Raudman. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a confection of an evil black dress to be made by the ancient crones, but realizes she doesn’t have enough gold to pay for it. Sweet Gracie is tormented by her stepfather and mean stepsister Foyce. Prince Marcus desires an adventure. Foyce convinces Lady Lamorna to team up in a scheme to blackmail gold out of the royal families. All of their paths eventually are intertwined with the ancient crones who are looking for someone new to maintain their weaving looms and the web of power.

Narrator Raudman's pleasant soothing voice is highly flexible in her portrayal of the characters, which gives this a Disney-like feel (her interpretation of Gracie has a touch of Amy Adams in "Enchanted."). There's also a snuggle-up intimacy to her reading that will appeal to children and young families listening together. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn’t stop her, however — from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, a chatty bat, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones? Humorously macabre and wickedly illustrated in black and white. ( )
  lillibrary | Jan 23, 2016 |
A light fantasy read that will appeal to students who like humor infused stories. There's lots of girl power and kid power ( kids save the day!), talking bats, a goblin with his had on backwards and an evil sorceress. A good recipe for a fun read. ( )
  asomers | Nov 5, 2014 |
Remez was reluctant to give this a shot so I read it first and recommended it to her. ; ) ( )
  sraedi | Aug 24, 2014 |
I rate this book 4 stars because it was very very interesting but then at the end it got boring. Since the reviews were great so I started reading the book. When you read this book you would maybe think the witch would be making potion or something but she blackmails people. I love this book! ( )
  a_neon_minion | Nov 25, 2013 |
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Dearest Sue, this book's for you.
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"Skulls," said Lady Lamorna.
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AR 4.7, Pts 5
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Evil sorceress
Needs money for robe, casts spells
On royal children.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763635316, Hardcover)

Fire up your cauldron for an exuberant, fast-moving, wildly entertaining tale with a cast of characters who are good, bad, and very, very ugly.

High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn’t stop her, however — from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones? Humorously macabre and wickedly illustrated in black and white, THE ROBE OF SKULLS is truly a scream.

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The sorceress Lady Lamorna has her heart set on a very expensive new robe, and she will stop at nothing--including kidnapping and black magic--to get the money to pay for it.

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